Creating A Beautiful Indoor Environment

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Creating A Beautiful Indoor Environment

For years, I had problems with the way that my house looked, but I lacked the funding to renovate like I wanted to. Fortunately, I fell into some money a few years ago, and it made a tremendous difference. I was able to hire a team of professional contractors who could help me to create the kind of home that I wanted, and it was a really amazing feeling to have things underway. This blog is here to help people to know how to make their house into what they want by working with contractors. Check out these tips to start living like you never have before.

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Need New Windows? 3 Reasons To Consider Sliding Windows

When the time comes to purchase new windows, the amount of options to pick from may feel overwhelming. Not only do you need to select the window's material, but there are different styles of windows as well. One style that you may not have thought of before are horizontal sliding windows. Consider these 3 reasons for buying them.

Sliding Windows Are Durable

Traditional double hung windows have various moving parts, with many of them being necessary to keep the window fully functioning. There are pulleys and springs that help them resist gravity and stay open when in use, which can cause the window to wear down over time and potentially stop performing as they were intended.

A sliding window will not have these kinds of moving parts. The window simply slides over when open and stays there without the help of any additional mechanism. It is one less thing to worry about breaking when it comes to your windows, which makes sliding window a very durable option for long-term use.

Sliding Windows Can Easily Incorporate Window Glazing

The purpose of a window glaze is to prevent UV rays from entering your home. It helps increase the window's insulation, which lowers your HVAC bills in the winter by preventing hot air from escaping. Sliding windows can have the window glazing installed during the manufacturing process.

Double hung windows typically do not include a window glazing on them. This is because a double hung window has a more complicated manufacturing process than a sliding window. By not applying a window glazing, it keeps the cost of manufacturing a double hung window low. You can still apply a window glazing to a double hung window, but you'll need to do it on your own.

Sliding Windows Are Kid Friendly

A problem with double hung windows is that they can be difficult for a kid to use on their own. Windows can be heavy, requiring a lot of force to get the window open, or the child may not be tall enough to lift the window very far open. This may result in them waking you during the night about their room being too hot. Sliding windows are very kid friendly, since they do not require much force to open and don't need to be lifted high up. Sliding windows will also be safer, since they cannot accidentally slam down on a child's hand when closing them.

For more information, contact Port Orchard Glass or a similar company.